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English term or phrase:redback spider
Polish translation:katipo
Entered by: Robert Pranagal
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23:39 Dec 30, 2003
English to Polish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: redback spider
a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
Robert Pranagal
Local time: 00:32
katipo
Explanation:
Do najbardziej znanych przedstawicieli wdów należą: czarna wdowa (Latrodectus mactans mactans), występująca w Ameryce Północnej i Południowej, o długości ok. 13 mm, z czerwoną plamą w kształcie klepsydry na brzusznej stronie odwłoka, której jad jest 15 razy silniejszy od jadu grzechotnika, karakurt oraz katipo (Latrodectus hasselti), żyjący w Indiach, Indonezji, Australii i Oceanii, o długości ok. 1 cm i czarno-czerwono-żółtym odwłoku. Łącznie do rodzaju wdów należy ok. 10 gatunków pająków.

Redback Spider
(Latrodectus hasselti)

Found over most of Australia, the Redback spider is closely related to the American Black Widow and the New Zealand Katipo. These spiders have adapted well to humans and the greatest numbers are to be found in and around our buildings. Redbacks are not known to be aggressive, however the venom of the female has proved fatal. The slow acting venom attacks the nervous system. Prior to the development of an antivenom in 1956, over 10 people had died; none have died since. Most bites occur when the spider is accidentally trapped against the victim's body. The tiny 3 mm male has fangs too small to penetrate the human skin.
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katipo


Explanation:
Do najbardziej znanych przedstawicieli wdów należą: czarna wdowa (Latrodectus mactans mactans), występująca w Ameryce Północnej i Południowej, o długości ok. 13 mm, z czerwoną plamą w kształcie klepsydry na brzusznej stronie odwłoka, której jad jest 15 razy silniejszy od jadu grzechotnika, karakurt oraz katipo (Latrodectus hasselti), żyjący w Indiach, Indonezji, Australii i Oceanii, o długości ok. 1 cm i czarno-czerwono-żółtym odwłoku. Łącznie do rodzaju wdów należy ok. 10 gatunków pająków.

Redback Spider
(Latrodectus hasselti)

Found over most of Australia, the Redback spider is closely related to the American Black Widow and the New Zealand Katipo. These spiders have adapted well to humans and the greatest numbers are to be found in and around our buildings. Redbacks are not known to be aggressive, however the venom of the female has proved fatal. The slow acting venom attacks the nervous system. Prior to the development of an antivenom in 1956, over 10 people had died; none have died since. Most bites occur when the spider is accidentally trapped against the victim's body. The tiny 3 mm male has fangs too small to penetrate the human skin.



    Reference: http://wiem.onet.pl/wiem/00ff65.html
    Reference: http://www.minibeasts.com.au/redback.html
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